I saw a tweet today that said something like, "Wow, you know people are mad about this Muslim ban if they'll actually go to the airport, the worst place on earth, to protest." Our little airport in Portland is the easiest one ever, in my airport experience. It takes about ten minutes to get there, five minutes to park (close, cheaply). It's quiet and laid back for an airport. Granted, I am almost always delivering someone or picking someone up when I go there--and sometimes the planes they get on or off look really really small and somewhat terrifying.
Anyway, I went to protest the Muslim Ban with the Dancer and her girl, signless (I was signless--the Dancer had one). It was truly heartening, with hundreds or thousands* of us crammed into the baggage claim area. We were early, and we watched the crowd gather--lots of families with wonderful, hastily made signs, and it wasn't even entirely white, with quite a few POC and Muslims represented. Before things got started, I noticed a guy walking slowly through the crowd, and then lurking around behind us for a while. He was white, and had a red "Make America Great Again" hat on, and a backpack. He made me nervous--he looked like the kind of person who would have a backpack full of weapons, or... I don't know, I was totally profiling him as a "type." And then, I watched two Portland police officers with a dog do the same thing. They walked toward him, walked around him, let the dog sniff around, including his backpack, which he'd put on the floor. They talked to him for a while. The end of the story is that he had no explosives (or whatever), and he was totally there to collect his luggage--just some traveling Tr*mp supporter who happened to find himself in the middle of a protest. I don't know, it was weird.
*There was an announcement that we numbered 3,600--which seems too big? Maybe?